A game for the 6th matchday of the Turkish league will take place in Sinan Erdem Dome. It’s a 16000 capacity venue that will run at 50% tonight when Galatasaray (3-2) hosts Bursaspor (2-3).
Last week Galatasaray scored one of the most significant victories in recent years. They prevailed on the road against Anadolu Efes 85-92, with Purcell (SF) and Melo Trimble (SG) contributing 27 and 22 points, respectively. In addition, point guard Dee Bost managed the first triple-double in the team’s recent history.
However, two days later, Galata visited Thessaloniki and lost to PAOK 81-74 for the Basketball Champions League. Even though at the beginning of the match they led by 15 points Purcell was excellent again, scoring 21 points. While Blackshear followed in the scoring table (18 points). American center David Kravish doesn’t perform consistently, and there are thoughts of replacing him.
On the other side, something is finally moving at Bursaspor. Although they started the season with one win in five games, they managed two significant victories for the club’s history last week. First, Bursaspor beat Fenerbahce 84-73 on Saturday, with Allerik Freeman (SG) and Andrew Andrews (G) having 21 and 20 points, respectively. Then, they prevailed away against Venezia on Tuesday, with an emphatic 62-70 for the Basketball Champions League. Primarily thanks to an impressive fourth quarter (5-24). Derek Needham and Freeman had 18 and 15 points, respectively.
At the same time, Bursaspor announced the agreement with forward Anthony Brown (SF), who had an excellent season last year playing for Boulogne. And who was included in the second Top-5 team of the EuroCup. But, on the contrary, the contract with Serbian forward Dragan Milosavljevic was terminated since he did not help as much as expected.
Our Tip: Galatasaray Win (-4,5 Points)